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Miriam Elder

Miriam Elder

    Fires blamed on jihad
    Fires blamed on jihad
    Russia's top security official has alleged that al-Qaeda is waging "forest jihad" in Europe by sparking wildfires that have ravaged the continent.
    Pussy Riot vow to fight despite jail
    Pussy Riot vow to fight despite jail
    A jailed member of the punk band has spoken out against the oppression of Vladimir Putin's critics.
    Madonna stages prayer for Pussy Riot's release
    Madonna stages prayer for Pussy Riot's release
    Madonna is the latest in a long list of global stars who have come out to support the trio, using a concert in Moscow to condemn their persecution.
    Protesters dismiss Putin death threats
    Protesters dismiss Putin death threats
    The timing of news that the Russia's Vladimir Putin was almost killed has attracted scepticism from those opposed to his bid for re-election.
    Putin protesters form human chain around Moscow
    Putin protesters form human chain around Moscow
    Russians protesting against the likely return of Vladimir Putin as president in elections next weekend have forming a human chain around the capital.
    Pro-Putin group 'plays dirty'
    Pro-Putin group 'plays dirty'
    Hacked emails suggest a youth group pays people to sing the prime minister's praises
    WikiLeaks founder's TV show heads to Russian airwaves
    WikiLeaks founder's TV show heads to Russian airwaves
    A state-run Russian TV channel has bought the rights to broadcast Julian Assange's series of interviews with "political players and revolutionaries".
    Russia's leaders promise to heed protesters' calls
    Russia's leaders promise to heed protesters' calls
    Russia's leaders have promised to listen to protesters who have been disputing their parliamentary elections amid widespread allegations of fraud.
    Russia's anti-Putin protest gains momentum
    Russia's anti-Putin protest gains momentum
    Tens of thousands of protesters say they are prepared to take to Moscow's streets in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government.
    Boo who? Big Bad Vlad put in his place
    Boo who? Big Bad Vlad put in his place
    When Vladimir Putin stepped into the ring at Olimpisky Stadium in Moscow after a martial arts fight at the weekend, he appeared to be greeted by boos.
    Chelsea owner slips in Russia's rich rankings
    Chelsea owner slips in Russia's rich rankings
    The owner of London's Chelsea football club holds stakes in seven companies, including the one that owns the football club he bought in 2003.